Another random fact: I was about 13 when Tales of Symphonia came out, and I was pretty convinced back then that Kratos was a walking God. Which in retrospect, wasn’t too far off.
But I seriously thought he was the greatest thing to ever come from a videogame since Sonic the Hedgehog. He was my first videogame crush (that I actually knew the name and game of.)
Because if we’re not counting the fact of knowing origins, then it was still Lion Magnus.